A silk brain implant that treats epilepsy then melts away

Tomorrow's anti-seizure medication may be a soft piece of silk like this one, planted in your brain, slowly releasing chemicals that have been locked into its absorbent fibers. That's the finding of a new NIH study, which demonstrated that epileptic rats given this treatment suffered from far fewer seizures. » 7/31/13 5:15pm 7/31/13 5:15pm

A Brain Implant That Treats Severe Eating Disorders

It was starting to get so bad for Ontario's Kim Rollins that her mother started to make plans for the funeral. Conventional therapies weren't helping to alleviate her severe anorexia, so Rollins decided to volunteer for a cutting-edge treatment: deep-brain stimulation. Now, with her "brain pacemaker," she has been… » 3/07/13 11:20am 3/07/13 11:20am

The Data Is In: Brain Implants Can Make You Happy

For over a decade researchers have been treating many different ailments, including depression, with electrodes lodged deep in the brain. Devices like this Soletra brain implant deliver electrical impulses to a targeted brain region, essentially creating artificial activity in an area that the brain won't activate on… » 4/29/08 11:34am 4/29/08 11:34am